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Software Library: C64

The Commodore 64, also known as the C64 or the CBM 64, is an 8-bit home computer introduced in January 1982 by Commodore International (first shown at the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas, January 7–10, 1982). It has been listed in the Guinness World Records as the highest-selling single computer model of all time, with independent estimates placing the number sold between 10 and 17 million units.

Volume production started in early 1982, marketing in August for US$595 (equivalent to $1,509 in 2017). Preceded by the Commodore VIC-20 and Commodore PET, the C64 took its name from its 64 kilobytes (65,536 bytes) of RAM. With support for multicolor sprites and a custom chip for waveform generation, the C64 could create superior visuals and audio compared to systems without such custom hardware.

The C64 dominated the low-end computer market for most of the 1980s. For a substantial period (1983–1986), the C64 had between 30% and 40% share of the US market and two million units sold per year, outselling IBM PC compatibles, Apple computers, and the Atari 8-bit family of computers. Sam Tramiel, a later Atari president and the son of Commodore's founder, said in a 1989 interview, "When I was at Commodore we were building 400,000 C64s a month for a couple of years."

In the UK market, the C64 faced competition from the BBC Micro and the ZX Spectrum, but the C64 was still one of the two most popular computers in the UK.

Part of the Commodore 64's success was its sale in regular retail stores instead of only electronics or computer hobbyist specialty stores. Commodore produced many of its parts in-house to control costs, including custom integrated circuit chips from MOS Technology. It has been compared to the Ford Model T automobile for its role in bringing a new technology to middle-class households via creative and affordable mass-production. Approximately 10,000 commercial software titles have been made for the Commodore 64 including development tools, office productivity applications, and video games. C64 emulators allow anyone with a modern computer, or a compatible video game console, to run these programs today. The C64 is also credited with popularizing the computer demoscene and is still used today by some computer hobbyists.

In 2011, 17 years after it was taken off the market, research showed that brand recognition for the model was still at 87%.

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Software Library: Commodore 64: Music Disks
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Turrican Rip (1990)(Century)
Software Library: C64: Games
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Turrican (1990)(Rainbow Arts)(Side B) Developed by Rainbow Arts Software GmbH Released 1990 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BlackBerry, CDTV, Game Boy, Genesis, TurboGrafx-16, ZX Spectrum Published by Innerprise Software, Inc. Perspective Side view Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Genre Action Gameplay Platform, Shooter Visual 2D scrolling Description Three-headed demon Morgul has been influencing people's dreams to create nightmares, but more recently these nightmares have become real. Only...
Software Library: C64 Demos
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Turrican Pic (19xx)(Digital Excess)
Software Library: C64: Games
by Rainbow Arts
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Turrican (1990)(Rainbow Arts)(Side A)[t +7] NOTE: This emulation has multiple disk images. To switch between them, press ALT-8 and select among the .d64 filenames to load that floppy into the drive. Developed by Rainbow Arts Software GmbH Released 1990 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BlackBerry, CDTV, Game Boy, Genesis, TurboGrafx-16, ZX Spectrum Published by Innerprise Software, Inc. Perspective Side view Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Genre Action Gameplay Platform, Shooter Visual 2D...
Software Library: C64 Demos
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Turrican III (1992 12 30)(The Giants)
Software Library: C64: Games
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Turrican Demo (1991 06 12)(Airwolf Team)
Software Library: C64: Games
by Rainbow Arts
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Turrican II The Final Fight (1991)(Rainbow Arts)(Side B) Developed by Rainbow Arts Software GmbH Released 1991 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BlackBerry, CDTV, DOS, ZX Spectrum Published by Rainbow Arts Software GmbH Perspective Side view Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Shooter Visual 2D scrolling Description Turrican II: The Final Fight is a platformer/shooter as typically seen on consoles, but designed for home computers from the ground up. Its plot is -...
Software Library: C64: Games
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Turrican II The Final Fight (1991)(Rainbow Arts)(Side A)[t +5] Developed by Rainbow Arts Software GmbH Released 1991 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BlackBerry, CDTV, DOS, ZX Spectrum Published by Rainbow Arts Software GmbH Perspective Side view Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Shooter Visual 2D scrolling Description Turrican II: The Final Fight is a platformer/shooter as typically seen on consoles, but designed for home computers from the ground up. Its plot is...
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Turrican III (2004)(Smash Designs)(Disk 1 of 2 Side A) NOTE: This emulation has multiple disk images. To switch between them, press ALT-8 and select among the .d64 filenames to load that floppy into the drive.
Software Library: C64: Games
by ZereoPaige
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This is a Commodore 64 port of the 1985 game SUPER MARIO BROS. for the Famicom and Nintendo Entertainment System. It contains the original version that was released in Japan and United States, as well as the European version. It also detects and supports a handful of turbo functionalities, and has 2 SID support.  VSP (VARIABLE SCREEN POSITIONING)  This port relies on the VSP-technique for scrolling. If you experience crashes while playing the game, this is most likely the issue. You may find...